We’ve already highlighted some of the best weekender bags for men. Adding on that, we’ve fallen in love with the GoRuck 38l Gym Bag. It’s a simple, straightforward and deceptively roomy bag, tough enough for adventure in the wild – but totally suitable for everyday use, to and from the gym.

GoRuck makes tough-as-nails tactical backpacks, building each and every one in the USA with their SCARS lifetime guarantee. Seriously, lifetime: if anything should happen to the bag, should anything tear or a zipper pull off, GoRuck will repair or replace it completely free of charge. That’s a guarantee we can get behind.

The GoRuck 38L Gym Bag takes after the Gr1 – GoRuck’s original and most versatile bag –  but is made in in the lineage of classic military duffel bags. At 38 liters, it’s almost 50% larger than the GR1 (26l), meaning it can carry anything you could possibly need for a single day. Like the GR1, it opens wide and flat for easy access, and you can stuff your workout shoes and clothes with ease.

The main compartment contains a zippered pocket, perfect for stuffing in your wallet, phone or keys during your workout. There are two zippered external pockets, as well, on either end.  In standard GoRuck fashion, each pocket uses only high-end YKK zippers, the internal zippers equipped with red paracord zipper pulls. Should you wish for a shoulder strap, GoRuck makes one that clips onto the d-rings on either end.

Stress points are rated to hold at least 400 pounds of weight. GoRuck also includes their signature 2”x3” Velcro strip on the front, so you can customize your bag with patches and swag of your own choosing.

GoRuck 38l Gym Bag Features and Specs
  • 23”L x 10.5” H x 10.5” D
  • 38l volume
  • Weight: 1.35lbs
  • 1000D Cordura Construction
  • Made in the USA
  • 2 External Zippered Pockets
  • Internal Zippered Pocket for Phone, Wallet,  Keys
  • Large, roomy main compartment for clothes, shoes, gym equipment
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